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our hospice refurbishment

Our hospice has undergone its much anticipated refurbishment creating a new feel. Areas of the hospice are unrecognisable from what they once were; we’ve managed to create a sensitively stimulating environment for the children. We’ve had some really good feedback from parents already and for those who have visited us in the past couple of months, their faces and expressions say it all.

The main care wing area has been updated including the 10 children's rooms, social hub, cwtch and main corridor. A beach theme runs throughout the area with rooms named after local beaches and the corridor has been renamed 'The Boardwalk'.

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All our children's rooms have been updated to provide a fresh new look with improved heating, cooling and lighting facilities. These newly designed rooms will allow the children to feel comfortable, safe and at-home while they stay with us. We decorate the rooms, just like their bedrooms at home. The features are all state-of-the-art to make sure that the rooms are as fit-for-purpose as they are comfortable.

The social hub living area has had a complete makeover, providing a bright open space for children and families. This will be the heart of the hospice, a place to gather and be together. The upstairs family living area including a lounge and 7 bedrooms now has a contemporary feel providing a relaxing space for families to enjoy much needed down-time and space to be together. The family living room is all about providing a relaxed atmosphere where families can spend quiet time on their own, but with support never far away.

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The transition suite known as ‘The Den’ is a new and expanded space within the hospice for young people to meet together and share experiences. It includes its own social and lounging area, kitchen, gaming area and a cinema room.

A fully refurbished therapy room will maximise the benefits of complementary therapies for our children as well as their mums, dads and their siblings. The calming effects of these therapies in the tailor-made environment will help to reduce stress, relieve anxiety and maximise the benefits of every respite stay.

We want our families to feel at home at Tŷ Hafan so that they can make the most of the time they have together and the new bedrooms, kitchen and living room will really allow them to enjoy this down-time, knowing that their child is being well cared for by our wonderful care team.

Comments from Families

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“Having the hospice in our lives has changed our lives beyond recognition. It's like a little bit of heaven and having that feeling of total relaxation. As parents, we struggle to leave our daughter anywhere, so having a room where we can stay and chill out but still be close to her, is absolutely invaluable to us and her!

"She has her own room especially made up for her with themes and colours that she likes. I've never seen her so happy when she's there, and seeing mammy and daddy relaxed and slowing down, adds to her comfort. Recently, the hospice has had a complete refurbishment, although it was comfortable and welcoming before this, now it has more of a hotel type feel for parents. The beds are out of this world comfortable! The whole rooms are so fresh with a little touch of luxury thrown in. As if we haven’t been spoilt enough already! After spending some time perhaps painting or singing, the care team are more than happy to allow us to slope off back to our comfortable room, in fact they encourage it.

"Right now, during the pandemic Tŷ Hafan has been a lifeline for us. With no respite or personal assistance for support, Tŷ Hafan has responded to our SOS on several occasions, with a room ready for us within days!”

Comments from a Tŷ Hafan Teen

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An anonymous Tŷ Hafan teen said: “I love The Den at Tŷ Hafan, it’s somewhere I can just go and hang out, play console games and pretend I am just like any other teenager with no medical equipment surrounding me or well-meaning carers (or mum!) checking on me all the time. I can just be! Sometimes that’s the most powerful feeling and that is what The Den gives me.”